- Year: 1994
- Designer: Alberto Meda
- Company: Alias
The entire Frame family of seating (Highframe, Armframe, Longframe, Floatingframe and Rollingframe) is based on the same construction idea: to establish an "organic" relation among different elements, creating different typologies by making minimal variations in the proportions and form.
The chair (a tribute to Eames and his light structures in die-cast aluminium) combines different technologies in a continuous form: the structure is composed of extruded aluminium sections and die-cast aluminium parts, while the seat is made with polyester screen clad with PVC.
The project centered on development of a section that resolves all complexity in itself. The pursuit of a certain visual lightness (the resistance of the elliptical section is comparable to that of a circular tube 25 mm in diameter) is connected with that of formal continuity and the 'organic' solution of the connections. The extrusion, used in all the models, is designed to house the screen (employed for the seat) in a groove, while fluidly connecting to the whole.